8-9 year olds
8-9 year olds
Green Goblins 11, Green Machine 9: A wild one on the diamond as the Green Goblins defeated the Green machine in a slug fest. Patrick Hurley had a grand slam to keep the game tight, while Jacob Clements and Chris Venezia had strong offensive showings for the Goblins. Todd Petersen came in to strike out all six batters he faced to close out the game.
Orange Crush 11, Blue Dragons 6: Scoring early and often, the Orange Crush jumped out to an 11-2 lead. Blue Dragons rebounded with two strong innings but could not overcome the large deficit. Luke Azzarito and Ben Talbot were both 2-for-2, both with long triples to left field. Trevor Tyrell had a single and two RBIs, Dylan Wilhelmsson plated three runs, and Lyle had a single and a run scored. For the Blue Dragons, Tyler Fuori was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, Jeff Giole had a long double, RBI and scored a run, Will Archiere had two hard singles and a run scored. Tyler Fuori struck out 6 of the 7 batters he faced.
Green Goblins 11, Newtown Grey 2: The Goblins improved to a perfect 3-0 with an 11-2 victory. Jonathan Nahmias and Todd Petersen led the way pitching by striking out ten. Jacob Clements continued his hot hitting, while Wyatt Cerretta and Jacob Goldstein played great defense.
Blue Dragons 14, Team Via 7: Offense was the name of this game. The Blue Dragons smashed 17 hits over five innings, led by Will Archiere, Carter Tagliarine and Max Hubner, all of whom were 3-for-3 with two RBI. James Malin, Jeff Giole and Tyler Fuori each had two hits and two runs scored. Nine of the 12 Dragons had at least one RBI. In only his second appearance, Matt Blanco pitched a scoreless first inning. Fuori struck out all six batters he faced. For Team Via, James Schumacher hit the ball hard at all three at bats, with a single and 2 RBI. Only solid defensive plays from Luke Galer and Fuori kept Schumacher from reaching base the other at bats. John Gordin, Charlie Assetta and Eric Casagrande all had singles in the third inning, each driving in a run. Assetta pitched two solid innings to lead off the game.
Newtown Blue 9, Woodbury 5: The Newtown Blue improved to 5-1 this season. Newtown used seven pitchers and broke open the game in the sixth inning by scoring 4 runs to secure the victory. Jake Simonson got the start on the mound and retired the side in order. Eli Klorczyk made his pitching debut and escaped the inning without yielding a run thanks to some fantastic defense. With a runner on first, Woodbury hit a deep fly ball to right field. Newtown executed a perfect relay throw home to get the Woodbury base runner caught in a rundown, ultimately tagging the player for the out. Dan Harrison, Pat Pierce and Virgil Procaccini combined for nine strike outs in 3Â½ innings of work. Jack Procaccini made a beautiful diving stop of a hard hit ball up the middle and nearly completed the putout with a nice flip to second base. Andrew Ross played excellent defense in centerfield with nice catches on several well-hit balls. Virgil Procaccini, Sam Czel and Pat Pierce, each went 2-for-2, with a double a piece. The doubles were back-to-back-to-back in the fourth inning, which was the start of the Newtown rally. Pierce added three RBIs and picked up the win on the mound.